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Cowboys 53-man roster reactions: Which ones did they get wrong?

The Cowboys made their moves on Saturday. How does that make you feel?

On Saturday, the Dallas Cowboys cut the following players to get them down to 53 players:

With these cuts, the initial roster of the Cowboys looks as follows:

As always, some moves came as a surprise as a new coaching staff sorted out what they wanted from this football team. It was clear that special teams continues to be an emphasis.

First, let’s congratulate a few undrafted rookies that many didn’t think had a very good chance to make the team.

But for others, we must bid a farewell, at least for the moment. The biggest snub comes from a Utah linebacker that quickly became a popular “pet cat” this summer.

LB Francis Bernard

With news that the team is putting Sean Lee on injured reserve, it just felt like that secured a spot for Francis Bernard. The undrafted free agent linebacker has had, from all that we’ve heard, a good training camp, so this move comes as a surprise.

LB Justin March

Bernard wasn’t the only linebacker released on Saturday.

Yes, that seems rather thin, but David Helman from the Mothership explains...

CB C.J. Goodwin

The team also moved on from their best special teams player as the veteran cornerback wasn’t able to survive the cuts.

Again, this is expected to be just a formality, and many expect Goodwin to return soon.

FB Sewo Olonilua

After Jamize Olawale opted out, it looked as if Sewo Olonilua’s spot on the roster was safe. Not so fast, as the team decided it’s not going to be rolling with a true fullback this season. Instead, the team will be relying on one of their strongest blocking tight ends to handle that role this season.

WR Jon’Vea Johnson

The writing on the wall has slowly presented itself when it comes to last year’s UDFA wide receiver Jon’Vea Johnson, but some have been preparing for this moment.

Do you agree with the Cowboys roster decisions? What would you have done differently?

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